The History of Guiding Star Lodge No. 922

The lodge was founded in 1999 by the amalgamation of three existing lodges in Ballarat, each of whom have had a rich history in the Ballarat area. Orion Lodge No. 53 was founded 17th of August 1864, Sebastopol Lodge No. 63 was founded 13th January 1869, and Hope Lodge No 274. was founded 11th December 1920.

Guiding Star Lodge No. 922 Foundation Officers

22 May 1999
Guiding Star Lodge No. 922 Foundation Photo

Standing: Bro. Adrian Moreton (SD), WBro Lindsay Gill (Choir), WBro Warren Wilkins (IG), Bro Barry Goodall (Steward), Bro. Andrew Osborne (Steward), WBro Stephen Carroll (Steward), WBro Jim Hems (Steward), WBro Glen Hepburn (Tyler), WBro Richard Bayly OAM (Organist), WBro Roger Porteous PGSTB (Choir) WBro Ray Stowe PGSwdB (JD).

Sitting: WBro Jack Harvey PJGD (Treasurer), WBro Chris Davis (Chaplain), WBro Kris Holly (JW), WBro Peter Serno (Master), WBro Peter Bond (SW), RWBro Roy Taylor PJGW (Secretary), VWBro Geoff Worsley PGIW (Almoner).

Absent: WBro. Peter Anderson (IPM), WBro George Shuttleworth PJGD (DC), WBro Robert Anderson PGStdB (ADC), Bro Howard Toplis (Choir Master),

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Guiding Star Lodge No. 922 - 2002 Team

Guiding Star No. 922,  2002 – 2003 Team

Orion Lodge No. 53 History

 

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Sebastopol Lodge No. 63 History

 

The history of the Sebastopol Lodge begins in 1869 when the lodge was formed in the Borough of Sebastopol under a warrant issued under Irish Constitution from the Grand Lodge of Ireland.

Sebastopol Lodge was issued with the No. 452 Irish Constitution.

The first meeting took placed on the 13th of January 1869 in the Mechanics Institute, Albert Street, Sebastopol and was presided over by Worshipful Brother William Scott, Provincial Grand Inspector of workings, Grade Lodge of Ireland, Acting Grand Master;
with the assistance of:
Worshipful Brother A. F. Rowe Past Master, PPGSW, Acting Grand Senior Warden;
Worshipful Brother James Walker PM, PPGSup Works, Acting Grand Junior Warden;
Worshipful Brother John Wall PM, Acting Grand Secretary;

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Sebastopol Lodge No. 63 - 1987

Sebastopol Lodge No. 63 – 1987 Team Photo

Standing:

Sitting:

Sebastopol Lodge No. 63, H. Hocking Past Junior Grand Deacon

Sebastopol Lodge No. 63, H. Hocking Past Junior Grand Deacon

Worshipful Brother Watts, Worshipful Master of Sebastopol Lodge No. 63 - 1919 - 1920

Worshipfil Brother W. C. Watts, Worshipful Master 1919 – 1920

Sebastopol Lodge No. 63 Stewards 1903

Sebastopol Lodge No. 63 Stewards 1902 – 1903
J. B. Willarton, W. H. Marsh, H. Mathes P.G.S, F. W. Turton & O. P. Law.

Hope Lodge No. 274 History

 

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Hope Lodge 1994 - 1995

Standing: WBro. G. A. Bartlett, G.S.D.B., WBro D.W. McPhan, WBro L. H. Phillips, P.J.G.D, Bro S.J. Phillips, WBro R.W. Bayly, Bro D.L. McMaster, WBro P.J. Serno, Bro I. L. Houghton, WBro R. Beacham.

Seated: WBro. A.E.Spricer PGIWKS, Bro G.R. Brown, The Worshipful Master Worshipful Brother David Hobbs, Bro C.D. Davis, WBro I.M. Martin